|Earth As Raw Material - Unknown|
Succinct description of soils and identifying various methods of earth construction for them. A soil is an earth concrete. Like a concrete that contains gravel, sand and cement as a binder, a soil contains gravel, sand, and, silt and clay acting as binders as well. But silt and clay are not stable under water. Nevertheless, earthen buildings proved that they could last very long, when people mastered the material and when they maintained their buildings.
Keywords: Soil; Soil Types; Earth building; Adobe; Pise; Rammed Earth; Cob, Gravel, Sand, Clay, Silt
|Earth Building Around The World - Earth Building Association of New Zealand|
Earth is an ancient building material that is still used in many different ways with about half the world's population still living in earth buildings. But earth building is not a phenomenon only of the Third World. In France, about 15% of the population live in earth walled houses. In some regions of Australia over 20% of the houses are built with walls of unfired earth. Why Build from earth ? Costs, eco-friendliness, aesthetics...
Keywords: Waitakere City; Cob; Earth Building; Rammed Earth; Pise; Adobe; Mud Brick; Green Technology; Wattle and Daub
|DurablityTest For Earth Wall Construction (UTS) - Dr. Kevan Heathcote & Gregory Moor|
This paper looks at the development of earth buildings in Australia and examines the Bulletin 5 accelerated erosion test which was introduced in the 70's to deal with the question of durability. The paper then goes on to outline the limitations of this approach and gives details of a new durability spray test developed by the authors at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Keywords: Low Carbon; Global Warming; Durability; earth walls; erosion; spray test; Earth building; Green technology
|How To Make Stabilised Earth Blocks - Practical Action|
HOW TO MAKE STABILISED SOIL BLOCKS Earth or soil has been used to make buildings all over the world for thousands of years. Many earth buildings have stood for hundreds of years. The main enemy of earth buildings is water. Both rain and rising groundwater or moisture can damage earth structures.
Keywords: Earth Building; Soil Testing; Green Technology; Stabilised Earth; groundwater effects; Testing Earth; Building
|Low Cost High Value Housing - J. Strueber, V. Harris, E. Meyer, E. Carter, E. Maweza, M. Matshaya|
This paper describes the design and materials development for building small energy efficient housing for the rural areas of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, which is experiencing an extreme shortage of suitable housing. This is a student exchange project between Tuskegee University and the University of Fort Hare, Republic of South Africa. With students and faculty visiting both campuses researching materials developing the design and finally assisting in build- ing the demonstration ...
Keywords: Low Cost Housing; Skills Transfer; Energy Efficient Housing; Earth Building; Soil Testing; Green Technology; Stabilised Earth; groundwater effects; Testing Earth; Building
|Practical Action Tech Notes - Practical Action|
A collection of Technical Sheets Mostly from Practical Action. These are around earth building technologies and projects. Apologies: you will have to click on the http: link at the bottom of the file list to see which file is which.
Keywords: Bonding Strength, Aid Projects, Building design, Building Construction, Green Architecture, Practical Action; Earth Building; Soil Testing; Green Technology; Stabilised Earth; groundwater effects; Testing Earth; Building
|DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PERFORMANCE BASED STANDARDS FOR EARTH BUILDING - Department of Civil and Resource Engineering, The University of Auckland|
As the number of houses built from earth increases in New Zealand so has the need for standards. The background, development and some key technical issues are outlined. Three New Zealand Standards for earth building have been developed using limit state design principles. The standards are NZS 4297 Engineering Design of Earth Buildings, NZS 4298 Materials and Workmanship for Earth Buildings and NZS 4297 Earth Buildings Not Requiring Specific Design...
Keywords: Building Codes; NZS 4297; Seismic Allowances Building; Soil Cement; Testing Earth Buildings; Durabliity Of Earth Buildings; Seismic Codes; Earth Building; Green technology; Rammed Earth; Pise; Mud brick; Low Carbon; Zero Carbon; Sustainable Buildings; NZ; New Zealand Standards
|Gernot Minke- Building With Earth - Gernot Minke|
Comprehensive contemporary manual of earth building. Gernot Minke Building with Earth Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture Written in response to an increasing world- wide interest in building with earth, this handbook deals with earth as a building material, and provides a survey of all of its applications and construction techniques, including the relevant physical data, while explaining its specific qualities and the pos- sibilities of optimising them...
Keywords: Germany; Earth Building; Soil Testing; Green Technology; Stabilised Earth; groundwater effects; Testing Earth; Building; Seismic; Seismic Design, Architecture; Earth Architecture; Pise; Super Adobe; Loam; Terrestrial; Sustainable Architecture; Green Buildings; Soil Testing; Construction Handbooks; Golbal Warming; Climate Crisis; Housing; Affordable Housing; Owner Builder
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